WEEK# 21, 24 - 30 May 2021
In this issue:
1) DRR-Edu series "Covid-19 and Higher Education - impacts, mitigation and adaptation"
Time: Time: 14:00-15:30 Thailand Time / 12.30 – 14.00 India Time / 16.00 – 17.30 Japan Time
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2SVXGPP
Organiser: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
We are delighted to announce the Webinar on Disaster Risk Reduction Education Series (DRR-Edu Series), with the theme "Covid-19 and Higher Education - impacts, mitigation and adaptation". This event is one of webinar series conducted collaboratively between the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; Keio University, Japan; Miyagi University of Education, Japan; Andalas University, Indonesia; under ProSPER.net consortium.
The Education sector especially the Higher Education has been facing an unprecedented challenge due to Covid 19 pandemic. There are various issues need more attention in terms of understanding impacts, mitigation measures by the organizations, local and national governments. The Sessions of the Webinar will present perspectives from the various economy of the region and focus on the impacts, mitigation and adaptation to the Higher Education impacted by the Covid 19.
2) Meet the Expert on "the Next Generation Structural Health Monitoring and Smart Cities" by Dr. Erol Kalkan
Structural health monitoring (SHM) has gained importance for safety requirements of critical structures including hospitals, high-rise buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels, wind turbines etc. Although these structures are designed and built to operate safely under anticipated static and dynamic loading conditions, deterioration and damage can occur over their lifetime. Extreme events such as earthquakes and hurricanes are the most prevailing source of failure. If damage conditions are not identified rapidly, they may leave the structure vulnerable to further damage. Early diagnosis of damage is also cost-effective, as the cost of fixing minor damage is generally lower than that of major damage.
Join us on our next meet the expert featuring Dr. Erol Kalkan, CEO and Founder, QUAKELOGIC as he discusses the Next Generation Structural Health Monitoring and Smart Cities on 27 May 2021, 10:00 AM (Thailand time) live online.
Register now to join: http://bit.ly/37XIk1J
3) A Webinar on Youth Empowerment: Sustainable Lifestyles and Green Campuses
Please join us on 27 May 2021 (13:30-14:30 Bangkok time GMT+7), as the Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals (GO4SDGs) initiative will hold a webinar session on Youth Empowerment: Sustainable Lifestyles and Green Campuses, supported by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The GO4SDGs initiative was launched in Asia and the Pacific in April. As a follow up, this session will highlight the importance of sustainable lifestyles in the region and will discuss opportunities for empowering the youth in their pursuit of living better and lighter.
For details, please visit the website
To register directly, please click this link
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
AIT Entrepreneurship Center
Tel: + (662) 524 5322
4) The National Conference on Thailand & the Sustainable Development Goals : Learning and Boosting Implementation Together
We are pleased to invite you to the National Conference on Thailand & the Sustainable Development Goals : Learning
and Boosting Implementation Together on 27th May 2021 and 02nd June 2021 at 14:00-17:00 Bangkok Time GMT+7 (Virtual).
The UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an urgent call to action in a global partnership to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that everyone enjoys peace and prosperity. This Conference will discuss the status of SDGs in Thailand and demonstrate how, by working together, we can take steps to enhance implementation.
We hope that you will be able to join us and actively contribute to this event. Don't miss it!
To go directly to registration page, click this link:
For more information please contact:
Dr. Wenchao Xue
Director, AIT Belt & Road Research Center
Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Resources, and Development, AIT
Dr. Allan S. Tabucanon
Director, Research and Academic Services Center for
Environmental Assessment and Sustainability,
Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
Training Courses/ Conferences/ Workshops
2) Online Course "Certification Course on Lean Six Sigma Green Belt"
Date 23rd June- 31st July 2021
This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course will dive deeply into the universally practiced process improvement methodologies of Lean Six Sigma, with both theoretical and practical components. This course will first teach participants the Lean Six Sigma methodologies, then have the participants successfully implement process improvement on live projects they bring to the course. With the instructors' guidance, students will use data collection and analysis skills and enact quantifiable improvements for their chosen projects.
For more information and application: Please visit the link
Participants will receive discount
Use Promo Code AIT to get a 15% discount!!
We are pleased to announce that AIT Extension in collaboration with The Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, HKUST, Hong Kong is about to organize Two Day International Workshop on " Asian Family Business and Family Office.
Prof. Roger King, Senior Advisor & Founding Director, Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies at HKUST.
Prof. Winnie Qian Peng, Director for Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies at HKUST.
Mr. Isara Vongkusolkit, Honorary Chairman of Mitr Phol Sugar Group
Ms. Angel Young, Founder, and CEO of Harmony Advisors Ltd, Hong Kong.
Tuition Fee (Early Bird, offer expires 31th May): 200.00 USD
Tuition Fee THB : B6,000.00
Saturday, 12th June 2021 (09:00-11:30 Bangkok Time)
Saturday, 19th June 2021 (09:00-12:30 Bangkok Time)
For more information and registration, please visit our website: https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/family-Business-Workshop
6) 2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (DRSD)
We are happy to announce the "2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” from 24 -25 June 2021 scheduled to be held at Asian Institute of Technology, THAILAND (In-person and Virtual) [www.disaster-sustainability.org]. The “2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” organized by the Asian Institute of Technology brings together discussion on various dimensions of higher education systems in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development. The International Symposium will focus on various dimensions of existing and future risk scenarios and concerted efforts of the scientific communities to find new adaptation methods.
The international symposium will be organized from 24 -25 June 2021 in hybrid mode. The program will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical sessions, poster presentations, and academic exhibitions. The Symposium is one of the initiatives of ProSPER.Net project “Disaster Education for integrating SFDRR and SDG in Asia” lead by the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand along with the partner universities in the Asia Pacific Region.
The symposium will also provide an opportunity to develop a Higher Educational Institution Platform on DRR to address the cross-cutting issues on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development and also understanding regional challenges that result from complex problems generated by natural hazards and human-induced threats.
On behalf of Organising Committee DRSD-2021, I would like to invite your valuable participation and interaction with Global Resilience and Sustainability Experts.
CALL for ABSTRACT is open
7) 100 Innovations x Entrepreneurs : What Drives the Future?
WHAT DRIVES THE FUTURE?
The first 100 Innovations x Entrepreneurs (100X) event was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2019 as Southeast Asia’s first Research-to-Commercial conference to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The event also served as the venue to launch AIT’s Entrepreneurship Center, a breeding ground for future business leaders as well as a learning center with the ultimate goal of enhancing economic and social development. As our signature annual event, this year also AIT is organizing the second 100X in a new normal hybrid mode, a combination of online and in-person to also reach out to more people from different parts of the world. The theme for this event is What Drives the Future with a mindset to rethink our future by focusing on how we can improve the basic human needs such as Food, WellBeing, Living, Education, and Communication in context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).We believe that collaboration among different stakeholders: University, Industry, Government, and Civil Society is the key to safeguard our future and each stakeholder has a critical role to play in achieving the SDGs. Through this event, AIT, as one of the stakeholders, is reaching out to the Government, Industry and Civil Society to collaborate with us as co-organizer, partner, and participants.
C. Classifieds (jobs)
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (DDS/UIS)
Ref. No. 4/21
Deadline: 30 June 2021
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Engineering & Technology (ISE-MEC)
Ref. No. 06/20
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Position: Director, Language Center
Ref. No. 20/21
Deadline: 31 May 2021
Position: Laborer, Structural Engineering Laboratory
Ref. No. 13/21
Deadline: 31May 2021
Position: Civil Engineer, Structural Engineering Laboratory
Ref. No. 12/21
Deadline: 31 May 2021
Position: Content Creator/Writer, Office of Public Affairs
Ref. No. 21/21
Deadline: 15 June 2021